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The cathedral
The cathedral
Coat of arms of Chartres
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 48°16′20″N 1°17′25″E / 48.2721°N 1.2903°E / 48.2721; 1.2903Coordinates: 48°16′20″N 1°17′25″E / 48.2721°N 1.2903°E / 48.2721; 1.2903
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Eure-et-Loir
16.85 km2 (6.51 sq mi)
 • Density 2,308.0/km2 (5,977.6/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
28085 /28000
Elevation 121–461 m (397–1,512 ft)
(avg. 142 m or 466 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Chartres is a French commune in the Eure-et-Loir department. About 39,000 people live there.

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